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Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

February 11, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/14/2020 9:13 AM

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Floor                   S. 180 - An act relating to prohibiting the use and application of the pesticide chlorpyrifos

 

 

-                                   S. 192 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of the herbicide glyphosate

 

-                                   S. 266 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of neonicotinoid-treated article seed

 

-                                   S. 272 - An act relating to the use and management of pesticides

Room 10

 

Sarah Vose, State Toxicologist, Department of Health

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

Mike Bald, Founder and Owner, Got Weeds?

Andrew Shively, Highway Division Hazardous Materials Unit Manager, VTrans

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Brad Lawes, Owner, Lawes Agricultural Services - Phone

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

9:00 AM                   Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

Wayne Elliott, Committee Member, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain

 

9:30 AM                   Committee Discussion

 

10:00 AM                   Farm to School Awareness Day

Joint Hearing with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

Room 11

Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director, Vermont Farm to School Network

Laura Ginsburg, Agricultural Development Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

David Baker, Superintendent, Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Craig Locarno, Food Service Director, Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Peter Stratman, Teacher, Cabot School

Nene Riley, Teacher, Cabot School

Camryn Hoffman, Student, Cabot School

Silas Robbins, Student, Cabot School

Meg Dawkins, Staff, Berlin Elementary School

Teddy Chamberlain, Student, Berlin Elementary School

Gavin Haines, Student, Berlin Elementary School

JJ Hansen, Student, Berlin Elementary School

Phin Hilferty, Student, Berlin Elementary School

Sophia McCaffrey, Student, Berlin Elementary School

Kadence McCalister, Student, Berlin Elementary School

Lucas Richer, Student, Berlin Elementary School

Jake Stafford, Student, Berlin Elementary School

John Stafford, Student, Berlin Elementary School

Mary Zigman, Rutland County Parent Child Center

Beth Miller, Community Impact Director, Rutland County Parent Child Center

Helen Rortvedt, Farm to School Program Director, NOFA VT

 

4:00 PM                   2020 Farm to School Awareness Day

State House Cafeteria

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

9:00 AM                   Field Trip

Perfect Circle Farm

Joint Field Trip with House Agriculture and Forestry Committee

 

11:30 AM                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Strategic plan

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

9:00 AM                   NOFA-Vermont

report on NOFA

Grace Oedel, Executive Director, NOFA VT

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT

John Hayden, Owner, The Farm Between

 

10:00 AM                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

FY21 Governor's Proposed Budget for Agriculture

Diane Bothfeld, Director of Administrative Services & Dairy Policy, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor Convenes

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

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